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From Running USA

 

The 40th ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 1, 2009 was a memorable and historic event with the first U.S. race champion since 1982 - Meb Keflezighi and the largest marathon field in the sport's history - 43,741 runners and 43,475 finishers (a 99.4% completion rate). Below is a summary of fast facts for the flagship marathon in 2009:

 

THE FIELD

All time high number of participants: 43,741 starters, 43,475 finishers

  • Number of starters: 43,741
  • Number of finishers: 43,475
  • Largest number of marathon finishers in running history (previously 38,607 - at 2007 ING NYC Marathon; 4,868 more finishers than in 2007)
  • Italy had the highest number of non-U.S. finishers: 3,093
  • France was second with total finishers: 2,924
  • Total countries represented: 110
  • Total states represented: 50 plus DC, Puerto Rico and Guam
  • Total finishers from the tri-state area: 12,661
  • 102,486 people applied for the ING New York City Marathon 2009.
  • Oldest Female Finisher: Yolande Marois, 84, 7:41:04
  • Oldest Male Finisher: Peter Harangozo, 88, 7:53:02

 

PROFESSIONAL RACE SUMMARY

Winners

  • Male Open race winner: Meb Keflezighi, USA, 2:09:15, personal record
  • Female Open race winner: Derartu Tulu, Ethiopia, 2:28:52
  • Male wheelchair race winner: Kurt Fearnley, Australia, 1:35:58
  • Female wheelchair race winner: Edith Hunkeler, Switzerland, 1:58:15
  • Male hand cycle race winner: Helene Hines, USA, 1:53:51
  • Female hand cycle race winner: Dane Pilon, USA, 1:19:48

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Meb Keflezighi became the first U.S. man to win the race since Alberto Salazar three-peated in 1982. Keflezighi has now finished in every podium position in New York: champion (2009), runner-up (2004) and third (2005). The two-time Olympian earned $200,000 in prize money and time bonuses.
  • Derartu Tulu became the first Ethiopian woman to win New York, and is the only Olympic 10,000m gold medalist (male or female) to win here.
  • Ludmila Petrova, 41, competed in her 9th ING NYC Marathon, taking her third podium finish.
  • Even with the strongest men's fields ever in New York, six American men finished in the top 10, the best U.S. finish at NYC since 1979.

 

Professional women's field had 7 personal bests:

  • Buzunesh Deba, Ethiopia, 2:35:54
  • Serkalem Biset Abrha, Ethiopia, 2:37:20
  • Desiree Ficker, Austin, TX, 2:39:30
  • Catha Mullen, New York, NY, 2:43:13
  • Christine Ramsey, Baltimore, MD, 2:44:37
  • Hirut Mandefro, Ethiopia, 2:47:03
  • Rebecca Yau, New York, NY, 2:51:22

 

Professional men's field had 8 personal bests:

  • Meb Keflezighi, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 2:09:15
  • Jorge Torres, Boulder, CO, 2:13:00
  • Nick Arciniaga, Rochester Hills, MI, 2:13:46
  • Mike Sayenko, Bellevue, WA, 2:16:38
  • Allen Wagner, Huntington Valley, PA, 2:17:49
  • Max King, Bend, OR, 2:19:11
  • Pat Tarpy, Providence, RI, 2:20:43
  • Bryan Morseman, Addison, NY, 2:23:50

 

Athlete Payments

  • Prize money totaled $800,000, the largest in race history.

 

CHARITY

  • The race charities had over 6,700 runners raise more than $24 million ($24 million - not a typo).

 

For more of the above including age group and charity breakdowns as well as broadcast and web numbers, go to: www.nyrrmedia.org

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Run Boston in 2010

Posted by Active Giselle Nov 5, 2009

Press Release

 

CONCORD, Mass. -- Applications are now available for running in the Boston Marathon(R) as part of the Melanoma Foundation of New England's marathon team, Running for Cover.  With Bill Rodgers back again as the honorary team captain, the Foundation is looking forward to another successful Marathon year.

 

Runners can go to www.mfne.org and download an application for Boston. The fundraising minimum is $3,250 for invitational runners, and $350 for qualified runners (runners who ran a previous marathon fast enough to qualify for Boston).  Applicants will be notified in mid-November if they make the team. Team members receive Running for Cover apparel, fundraising tips, training support including meetings with Bill Rodgers, and the satisfaction of knowing they will make a very real difference in the fight against melanoma. Last year's Running for Cover team raised over $200,000 through the Boston Marathon.

 

Melanoma is now the fastest growing cancer in the United States -- in fact, one person dies each hour from the disease. However, if detected in the early stages, melanoma can usually be treated successfully. The Foundation is committed to improving the statistics by educating the public about the need for early detection and prevention and by offering programs to help patients and their families cope with melanoma.

 

Skin cancer is the number one diagnosed cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the most preventable of all cancers. The Melanoma Foundation of New England was founded in 1999 and is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

 

 

SOURCE  Melanoma Foundation of New England

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Congratulations to Meb Keflezighi who ran a personal best of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 15 seconds on Sunday at the New York City Marathon and became the first American to win the race in 27 years. Monday night, he joined David Letterman on the Late Show to present "The Top 10 Thoughts That Go Through Your Mind When Running The New York City Marathon."

 

10. "Wow. Staten Island is even more beautiful than I imagined."

 

9. "Cool! MapQuest found a route that's only 5 miles."

 

8. "Am I experiencing the runners high or is it the bus fumes?"

 

7. "Is that the finish line or crime scene tape?"

 

6. " Why can I run 26 miles in less time than it takes to play a World Series game?"

 

5. "Car!"

 

4. "Cramp!"

 

3. "Who's that little boy waving at me? Oh, its Mayor Bloomberg."

 

2. "I forgot to bring the exact change for the Verrazano Bridge."

 

1. "I really hope that was Gatorade."

 

Meb Keflezighi presents the "Top Ten Thoughts That Go Through Your Mind When Running The New York City Marathon."

 


Watch the video here


This was a great segment! #8 is my favorite:  "Am I experiencing the runners high or is it the bus fumes?"

Which is your favorite?

 

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Press Release

 

LONG BEACH, CA – In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon will be giving away a host of prizes in a random drawing contest.  Anyone registered for any of the marathon events by the contest deadlines (October 1 for mail-in registrations and October 7 for online registrations) will automatically be eligible for the contest drawing.  Topping the list of prizes will be 25 Round Trip Travel Certificates on JetBlue Airways, the Official Airline of the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon.  Certificates are valid from any JetBlue departure city to any non-stop JetBlue destination city.

 

Additional prizes include: $250 Prize Package from Clif Bar; $250 Prize Package from Road Runner Sports: $250 Prize Package from Hyatt Regency Hotel Long Beach and ten $25 gift certificates from Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.  To be eligible for the prize drawing, participants must register on-line AT www.runlongbeach.com for any 25th Anniversary event before the on-line registration deadline: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at midnight.

 

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon and Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11.  Events include: Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Bike Tour, Bubba Gump Run Forrest Run 5K and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run.

 

No purchase is necessary for participation in the Sweepstakes Contest.  For complete contest rules and registration information on the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon, please visit www.runlongbeach.com or call 562-427-4606.

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Press Release

 

Los Angeles Marathon officials announced that registration for the 25th Annual Los Angeles Marathon opens at 12:01 a.m. (PDT) Tuesday, September 1.  The racewhich will be run on Sunday, March 21, 2010will highlight the icons of Los Angeles on a route race management has named "Stadium to the Sea."

 

Click here to register.

 

About the Los Angeles Marathon

 

We inspire athletes and connect communities. With thousands of volunteers, tens of thousands of participants, and hundreds of thousands of spectators along the route, the Los Angeles Marathon is one of the largest organized road races in the world.  For more information, visit www.lamarathon.com. This is the 25th Anniversary of the L.A. Marathon. Registration will be capped at 25,000.

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Typically a late February/early March race, the L.A. Marathon is moving to Memorial Day for 2009. This article in the L.A. Times takes a look at the pros and (mostly) cons of the change, particularly the fact that a late season race date means warmer weather and potentially slower times.

 

 

What do you think? Are you less likely to register for the L.A. Marathon now that the date is later than usual? Or are you excited to kick off summer with a run in SoCal's City of Angels?

 

 

Do you think registration numberswhich have been well over 20,000 in recent yearswill drop drastically? Or is this change in a time of change for the better?

 

 

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Marathon Mania

Posted by Active Toby Oct 3, 2007

Marathon Mania is here!

 

 

Whether you’re thinking about giving a marathon a try or you’re a seasoned veteran, we’ve created this special section Marathon Mania with you in mind. The section includes:

 

•     Training and nutrition strategies for every level of marathoner

•     Marathon News and Reviews, including race reviews--helpful for planning a future destination marathon and to get you ready for what to expect in your next marathon

•     A tool to search for marathons and half marathons in your city of choice

•     A marathon community, where you can post and respond to discussions and blogs from fellow marathoners. You can even create your very own blog to keep us up-to-date with your training

•     Active Running Experts Jeff Galloway, Matt Fitzgerald and Martin Dugard on marathons and marathon training through blogs and articles   

 

Be sure to join in the marathon season this year with Marathon Mania!

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